Polychronopoulos Vlassis

Mr. Vlassis Polychronopoulos is Pulmonologist, "YGEIA" Hospital, Vice-Chairman of Greek Thoracic Society.


Higher Education:

Degree of Medicine, obtained at the Medical School, National University of Athens, Greece

October 1975

Since 1975

Specialty – Subspecialties:
Internal Medicine (1978)
Pneumonology (1980)
Occupational Medicine (1988)

Academic Position:
Lecturer, Medical School, National University of Athens, Greece (1982)

Doctoral Thesis:
Serum levels of lead and lung function in police department traffic officers (1980-1982)

Postgraduate Clinical & Research Activities:

  1. Critical Care Department and Lung Function Laboratories, London Chest Hospital - Six months: (Sept 1983-June 1984, London U.K., supervisor Dr. R.M. Rudd)
  2. Laser in Bronchoscopy - One week (May 1988, Marseille France, supervisor Prof. Dumon and Prof. Shapshay)
  3. Bronchoalveolar Lavage - One week (1986, Prague Czechoslovakia, supervisor Prof. Voisin)
  4. Bronchoscopy Chest Clinic, MayoClinic - Three months (July - October 1996 - supervisor Prof. Prakash)
  5. Interstitial Lung Disease Unit: Brompton Royal Hospital, London - Three months (January -April 1999)
  6. Pulmonary Vasculitis: Mayo Clinic - Three months (Prof. U.Specks: May 1st - July 31st 2007)
  7. Sarcoidosis: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) - Charleston, SC, Prof M. Judson - Three months (August 1st - October 31st)

Present Position:
Director, Department of 3rd Chest Medicine, Sismanoglion General Hospital, Athens, Greece


  1. Medical Association of Athens
  2. Hellenic Thoracic Society
  3. Hellenic Society of Bronchoscopy (president of the Bronchoscopy Scientific Assembly)
  4. Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group for Lung Cancer Trials (HCOG-LCT)
  5. European Respiratory Society (ERS)
  6. International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (IUATLD)
  7. American Association for Bronchology (AAB)
  8. World Association for Bronchology (WAB)
  9. Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP)
  10. ACCP Governor for Greece-2000-2003, 2009-2012
  11. ATS-Member
  12. Nominations Committee Member - 2003 - 2005.  International Nominations Committee Member: 2006 - 2008
  13. Member of Steering Committee of Hellenic Thoracic Society - 2005 - 2008 - 2011

Abstracts presented in international meetings and conferences: 103

Abstracts presented in national meetings and conferences: 63

Invited Lecturer in national and international meetings: 115

Publications in national medical journals: 31
Published articles in peer reviewed international journals: 33

Citations: 450

Contact Details:

E-mail vlasispo@hotmail.com